This Brand New Self-Publishing Guide is Free Marketing Publishing Resources

The new edition of Let’s Get Digital is here and it costs nothing – anyone can download this free self-publishing guide from the retailer of their choice, whether they purchased previous editions or not; it’s freely available to everyone.

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This fourth edition of Digital has been completely revamped to reflect the needs of self-publishers in 2020. The structure has been completely streamlined to reflect the ten steps involved in publishing your work like a pro.

Reflecting the specific challenges that writers face today, the advice on each step goes much deeper than before. Instead of just showing you how and where to find a cover designer, for example, Let’s Get Digital will show you how to brief your designer effectively, and learn what effective commercial packaging is for your niche, so that you end up with a cover which isn’t just pretty, but also very effective at appealing to your specific target audience.

And the same goes for writing, editing, formatting, pricing, metadata — all the areas where an author must make crucial decisions which affect the viability of their book.

Of course, the largest section of the book, by far, covers the entire topic of marketing from the ground up, showing authors not just how to find their first readers in the most cost effective way possible, but also how to construct a real author platform, one that will capture interest from readers and use those seeds to grow a community of fans around your work, who will send each new release higher in the charts.

And that’s not all!

Let’s Get Digital comes packaged with a remarkable collection of bonus resources, even if I do say so myself, which are housed on a private part of this here website (accessible via the book). That collection of resources is truly comprehensive, containing:

  • a vetted list of editors, proofers, designers, and formatters
  • my favorite books on the craft of writing, self-editing, and plotting
  • a step-by-step guide for those who wish to format their own ebooks
  • curated book promo site recommendations for discounts, freebies, and listbuilders
  • practical, hands-on advice for building a professional website, email list, and Facebook page
  • How Tos like a guide to adding up to 10 categories to your books
  • practical advice on reviews, paperbacks, ISBNs, and copyright
  • a place to get your questions answered on self-publishing
  • something pretty special to help you with marketing

This resource page is a massive value-add, and it’s all free, along with the book itself. And as the last point there hints, there’s also a pretty huge surprise inside the book—something to help authors get established with marketing in a very hands-on way—and I can’t wait to see the reaction.

But you’ll only find out what it is when you download the latest edition of Let’s Get Digital.

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Let's Get Digital Fourth Edition Free

David Gaughran

Born in Ireland, he now lives in a little fishing village in Portugal, although this hasn’t increased the time spent outside. He writes novels under another name, has helped thousands of authors build a readership with his books, blogs, workshops, and courses, and has created marketing campaigns for some of the biggest self-publishers on the planet. Friend to all dogs.

23 Replies to “This Brand New Self-Publishing Guide is Free”

  1. Note to my mailing list subscribers: MailerLite has been having problems since the weekend and I’ve been unable to send emails since then – so I couldn’t tell you guys first, as usual! They hope to have things fixed soon though, so I hope normal service will resume this week.

    Just so you know…

  2. I’ve downloaded this. It looks excellent. I’m so grateful to the friend who advised me to join your mailing list.
    I’ve bought Strangers to Superfans as a paperback. I have a lot of reading to catch up on but I’m sure it will be useful.

  3. Thanks all! I’ve embedded a tweet above for easy sharing, and here’s the respective post on Facebook, in case you want to let all your writer friends know, he says, leading the witness:

    I would be especially grateful as MailerLite is quite borked this week and I can’t hit my mailing list.

    Oh and while I’m brazenly panhandling, reviews would be HUGELY appreciated seeing as I lost all my previous reviews!

    1. I will gladly review. But may be some time as not yet started the read. However, I know it’s good because recommended on ALLi. How on earth did you lose your existing?

      1. It’s a brand new edition under a new ASIN and Amazon won’t let you transfer reviews if signifcant amounts of the content have changed (and that’s definitely the case here).

      2. It’s a brand new edition under a new ASIN and Amazon won’t let you transfer reviews if significant amounts of the content have changed (and that’s definitely the case here).

    1. I use Draft2Digital to reach libraries and smaller stores. I never really sold anything on the Smashwords store itself so uploading there specifically for that was kind of pointless tbh.

  4. Thanks, David! The 2nd edition was one of my go-to guides when I published my first book back in July 2015. Picked up the 3rd edition in early 2018 around the time I shifted to fiction. Can’t wait to read the latest version.

    Keep up the great work!

  5. love this one David, will gobble it up and leave a review this night

    thanks for all the work and the extra bonusses – even the cover looks smashing :))

  6. Hi, David. I have an older copy–and loved it–of LGD, and followed the link from your newsletter, but the book isn’t free, at least on Amazon. Did I miss a deadline? I didn’t see one.

    It will be worth the money if I need to buy it, but thought I’d let you know I couldn’t find a free copy. 🙂

    1. OK so Amazon is on the case. They don’t know why it happened but they are pushing through the price match again and it should go free shortly – they said anything between a few minutes and a few hours, but it is in motion! And thanks again for letting me know.

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